Benjamin Zephaniah

(15 April 1958 / Birmingham)

Benjamin Zephaniah Poems

1. De Rong Song 1/3/2003
2. Dis Poetry 1/3/2003
3. Eat Your Words 1/3/2003
4. Everybody Is Doing It 1/3/2003
5. Fair Play 1/3/2003
6. Nature Trail 1/3/2003
7. Neighbours 1/3/2003
8. Ride 1/3/2003
9. Sos (Save Our Sons) 1/3/2003
10. Talking Turkeys! 1/3/2003
11. The British 1/3/2003
12. The Death Of Joy Gardner 1/3/2003
13. The Race Industry 1/3/2003
14. Vegan Steven 1/3/2003
15. Vegan Steven's Vegan Clothes 3/7/2012
16. We Refugees 1/3/2003
17. What Stephen Lawrence Has Taught Us 1/3/2003
18. White Comedy 1/3/2003
19. Who's Who 1/3/2003
20. Wot A Pair 1/3/2003

Comments about Benjamin Zephaniah

  • ben dublin (1/12/2018 7:01:00 AM)

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  • kenny (12/19/2017 7:09:00 AM)

    its crap and boaring

  • kenny (12/19/2017 7:08:00 AM)

    its rubbish and boaring

  • poem lover (12/6/2017 7:33:00 PM)

    i love his poems :) he is amazing i like the Nature Trail.

  • Eduardo (12/1/2017 11:56:00 AM)

    Atlético de Madrid en la que tu3 de fuck

  • Mohamed mansour (11/15/2017 9:31:00 AM)

    Actually he is so funny I like him🤘🤘🤘🤘😜

  • Diana Van Den Berg Diana Van Den Berg (11/8/2015 5:50:00 AM)

    I am so excited to have discovered you on Poemhunter, Benjamin. You are a wordsmith par excellence, an inspiration, a delight to cope with my various stresses (and I am sure those of all your readers) , a shining light in (and a gift to) our world community.

    However, I am extremely disappointed that you only have 20 poems posted here, especially as I can't afford to buy your books, or anything that isn't what is best for my 5 animals (a dog, a cat and 3 previously feral kittens whose mother brought them to my garden in February) or essential to my survival.

    I would be so happy if you would post many more of your poems. Failing that, I can keep re-reading those you have posted. Thank you for your giggliciously serious poetry. :)

  • Robert Jenkins (4/28/2015 12:34:00 AM)

    Read A Day in the Life of Danny the Cat, to my Year 5 class last week...they loved it. Read Danny the Cat Lives On! today. They thought it was going to be fun...they were shocked. They understood your message though and your emotions. Respect, Man!

  • Sentamu Aziz Sentamu Aziz (10/20/2014 3:01:00 AM)

    dis poetry ting, me love it...

  • S B (5/6/2014 4:44:00 PM)

    love all of his work. strong themes

Best Poem of Benjamin Zephaniah

The British

Take some Picts, Celts and Silures
And let them settle,
Then overrun them with Roman conquerors.

Remove the Romans after approximately 400 years
Add lots of Norman French to some
Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Vikings, then stir vigorously.

Mix some hot Chileans, cool Jamaicans, Dominicans,
Trinidadians and Bajans with some Ethiopians, Chinese,
Vietnamese and Sudanese.

Then take a blend of Somalians, Sri Lankans, Nigerians
And Pakistanis,
Combine with some Guyanese
And turn up the heat.

Sprinkle some fresh Indians, Malaysians, ...

Read the full of The British


I am the type you are supposed to fear
Black and foreign
Big and dreadlocks
An uneducated grass eater.

I talk in tongues
I chant at night
I appear anywhere,
I sleep with lions

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